We've handpicked our favourite cafes, bars and restaurants in Croyde so you don't have to waste time looking through menus to decide if it's worth visiting. From classic pub to cafes with sea views our list is a special selection of culinary and mixologist geniuses.
Recognisable as soon as you drive through Croyde, The Thatch is a joyful, vibrant pub serving great food and a barrel of laughs, and if visiting in the summer enjoy live music and the weekly Friday night fancy dress. The car park at The Thatch transforms into a beer garden with outdoor service, brightly lit overhead fairy lights create a dreamy wonderland. Only a short walk up from the bus stop if you’re coming from further away, The Thatch can be found in the centre of the village and is only a short walk from the beach.
Overlooking the stream running through Croyde village, Blue Groove is a family run energetic bar and restaurant with a great decking area and a childs play area. The nearby stream adds a relaxing atmosphere throughout the day when the sun is shining and you’re enjoying a cold drink and light bite. A tasteful menu of pub classics is reliable and beautifully crafted by the kitchen. Blue Groove is very popular, so be sure to plan your evening or turn up early for a walk in.
Croyde’s very own fine dining experience, New Coast Kitchen is a contemporary and modern restaurant that provides a high quality service from start to finish. The refurbished interior and large bay windows are welcoming and inviting. Located in the centre of the village you can walk down from your holiday cottage and enjoy an evening of being looked after and well fed.
Great food and unrivalled views of Croyde Beach can be enjoyed at Downend Cafe where you can tuck into a curry, pasta or burgers (depending on which day you visit) from the benches that overlook the coastal scenes of Croyde Bay. A friendly team and amazing chef make this a perfect post surf/walk treat or even the perfect start to a romantic night for two in Croyde.
A new cafe/restaurant in the village is The Hub, which has a great garden around the back and offers takeaway food for those not lucky enough to be seated. Pizza dominates the menu but is well supplemented with a range of bakery options including pasties and croissants, perfect for a lunch time snack. Pop in during the day for an ice cream from the team before walking down to the beach.